extase hand-carved stamps

This weekend I met up with two of my favorite friends to check out the MoCCA Festival (Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art) at the Armory. I’ve never been to a comic book festival, so I had fun taking it all in. During one of our booth chats I ended up discussing wood-block and linocut prints, and I was reminded of how much I wanted to get back into making stamps on my own. I took a stamping class at Lena Corwin’s years ago and really enjoyed carving into lino blocks over and over. So I was happy to see these cute hand-carved stamps from Extase on Etsy. Each is mounted on a piece of salvaged wood and comes in recycled packaging. As much as I love making my own stamps, having an option like this is great if you’re looking for something fun to decorate with and don’t want to break out a set of carving tools. The Extase shop has a ton of great options, which you can see and shop right here (prices range from $9–$13 each). xo, grace

  1. Love these more than words can say! The first one is ever so lovely. Wonderful find Grace.

  2. homestilo says:

    These are great- really liking the peacock feather stamp.

  3. Ele says:

    She’s also got some wonderful linocuts. I’ve got one on my wall! Glad to see her work recognized here.

  4. smores says:

    You can’t find anything to say about the comics you saw at the festival? Will that come in a later post? You should talk about some of the comic books you admired.

    1. Grace Bonney says:


      i actually didn’t see a lot of things that were a good fit for d*s. the style at the show is very different than what i write about here. i did mention and link to the 2 small pieces i bought on twitter in case anyone wanted to check them out.


  5. INCREDIBLE! Love them so much- i’ve got my eye on the egg stamp… very pretty!

  6. raph says:

    How do you do your stamps… i mean, what’s the material you use to?


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